The Minor

The minor in educational studies offers students the opportunity to conduct a cross-disciplinary exploration of an education-related topic. It requires a minimum of 18 credits, culminating in Educational Studies 290, a 2-credit course for which students work with a faculty advisor as they write and present a capstone paper.

Students wishing to minor in educational studies should consult with a member of the Educational Studies Committee to design a course of study. A brief proposal and list of intended courses must be approved by the program chair.

The minor in educational studies does not lead to teacher licensure. For more information on licensure, see the Educational Studies chapter of the course catalog.

Educational Studies Minor

Please see the Educational Studies Web site for more program information.

A minimum of 18 credits is required:

  • One of the following: 4 credits
    • EDUC-205: Racism and Inequality in Schools and Society
    • EDUC-220: Foundations of Multicultural Education
  • Three courses at the 200 level or above focusing on a specific area of study*: 12 Credits
  • EDUST-290: Capstone in Educational Studies: 2 credits

* Some possible areas of study include: Knowledge and the Humanities, National and International Perspectives on Education, Gender and Education, Teaching and Learning, Sport Pedagogy

Additional Specifications

One Independent Study (EDUST-395) can be applied to the minimum minor requirements but cannot be substituted for one of the designated courses in education or educational studies.